Daily Lessons for Teaching Bright Lights, Big City

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Lesson 1 (from Chapter One, It's Six A. M. Do You Know Where You Are?)

Objective

This lesson should focus on the initial tone of the novel and the introduction of the main character. How are the tone and the narrator's character related to one another?

Lesson

1) Group discussion: What is the tone in the first chapter of the novel? What tense is the novel written in? How does the author's choice of tense help the tone?

2) Smaller groups: Discuss the character of the narrator. What does the reader know about him thus far? Does he have any habits? Does he seems sure of himself or confused about who he is?

3) Make a list of the narrator's traits.

4) Brief writing: According to the narrator's character traits, what could this lead to?

Lesson 2 (from Chapter One, It's Six A. M. Do You Know Where You Are?)

Objective

Tad Allagash is one of the first supporting characters introduced in the novel. The narrator has mixed feelings about Tad which belie a deeper inner conflict the narrator has...

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